Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.287 - 17 October 2016
Minister Mihnea Motoc at the South-East Europe Defence Ministerial
The Minister of National Defence, Mihnea Motoc, participates in the South-Eastern Europe Defence Ministerial (SEDM), on October 17 and 18.
The event hosted by Italy marks the 20th anniversary of the South-Eastern Europe Defence Ministerial (SEDM), a regional initiative contributing to peace and confidence, as well as strengthening good neighbourly relations and close cooperation among the states in South-Eastern Europe, by providing a political-military platform for dialogue and involvement in projects with practical applicability in the area of regional security and stability.
Attending the event are defence ministers of SEDM member states and the Republic of Moldova as observer, as well as representatives of some regional security organisations.
The activity represents a good opportunity to reconfirm Romania's commitment to the projects carried out under the initiative, as well as for endorsing propositions to consolidate SEDM as the main cooperation format in South-Eastern Europe, in the context of the developments in the security environment of the region.
The Minister of National Defence will have a bilateral meeting with his Italian counterpart Roberta Pinotti, to discuss topics of mutual interest on the NATO and EU agenda.